Who painted the gallery map?
geographer Ignazio Danti
The Gallery of Maps (Italian: Galleria delle carte geografiche) is a gallery located on the west side of the Belvedere Courtyard in the Vatican containing a series of painted topographical maps of Italy based on drawings by friar and geographer Ignazio Danti.
Who painted inside the Vatican?
The frescoes on the ceiling, collectively known as the Sistine Ceiling, were commissioned by Pope Julius II in 1508 and were painted by Michelangelo in the years from 1508 to 1512. They depict incidents and personages from the Old Testament.
Is the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel the same?
The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums. To visit the Sistine Chapel you just need a regular entrance ticket, which also includes the chapel.
What type of paint was used for the Sistine Chapel ceiling?
Sistine Chapel ceiling/Media
How did they paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
The Sistine Chapel ceiling is made up of a series of frescoes centred around several scenes from the Old Testament. A fresco is when an artist uses a wall as their canvas. They mix together sand and lime and spread the mixture over the wall.
Who painted the ceiling of St Peter Basilica?
Peter there in 1482. In 1508, Pope Julius II (reigned 1503-1513) hired Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the chapel, rather than leaving it appear as it had. Before this time, Michelangelo had gained fame through his work as a sculptor, working on such great works as the Pieta and David.
How did Michelangelo paint the ceilings?
Like many other Italian Renaissance painters, he used a fresco technique, meaning he applied washes of paint to wet plaster. In order to create an illusion of depth, Michelangelo would scrape off some of the wet medium prior to panting.
What did Michelangelo paint on the ceiling?
The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous painted interior spaces in the world, and virtually all of this fame comes from the breathtaking painting of its ceiling from about 1508-1512.
How did they paint church ceilings?
To paint on a wall old-time artists used a technique called fresco. They mixed sand and lime and spread the mix over the wall. Next they applied their colors but had to do it fast, while the wall was still wet or fresh. When it dried, the colors fused chemically with the lime and became permanent.